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Living Etc July 2019

Your life made easier - every day. Livingetc, Britain's best-selling modern homes magazine, is the premium glossy magazine for the design-conscious homeowner. Smart and stylish, it's the only homes title successfully to bridge the gap between fashion and interiors.

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THE NAME TO DROP federica biasi Federica Biasi’s story is a tale of two cities (or rather two trade fairs, to be less romantic but more precise). Having been nominated by esteemed Italian architect Andrea Branzi for Maison&Objet’s Rising Talent Awards in Paris, 2018, fast forward to this year’s Milan furniture fair and the young designer’s ascent to the top looked complete. Her new launches for big-time furniture brand Gallotti&Radice included Sophie (a sofa version of last year’s smash-hit armchair, maturing from baby pink velvet to a rust red bouclé) and Jolie – a mega-watt, mouth-blown glass and satin brass light that can be used as a pendant or wall fixture. Elsewhere, Biasi can be found flexing a more Art Deco-inspired design muscle as art director at manufacturing firm Mingardo, bringing to the…

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sunset strip

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california dreaming

Summer time in LA is a wondrous thing. The sapphire sky, void of cloud, is endless and expansive. People drift in packs towards the beach and the mesmerising whoosh of the ocean. Surfers flip like playful seals in the waves as the days merge into an uninterrupted flow of hazy heat and laid-back living. Somewhere in this backdrop, in an east-side neighbourhood of the city, sits a light-filled home, owned by two Canadians, Jessica de Ruiter and Jed Lind, a fashion stylist and interior designer. They moved into this house when their daughter James was a baby, lured by the prospect of somewhere they could ‘grow into’. Jessica smiles at the memory. ‘It wasn’t the easiest thing renovating a house while trying to take care of the new addition to…

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cool water

‘I only swim on the steamiest of days,’ says Kevin Logue of his inner-city oasis, before making the surprise admission that he’s actually only been in his pool just twice. This confession is made even more shocking because Melbourne can be a steamy place. Temperatures rise to a high of more than 40°C in the summer and locals swarm to the beach, take shelter in the air-conditioned coffee shops the city is famous for, or – you would imagine if they’re really lucky – retreat to their own pools. But Kevin prefers to take comfort inside the coolly decorated home that he bought in 2012 with his wife Catherine, who works in the beaut y industry. ‘It’s got to the point where it’s more a water feature than anything else,…

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kevin and catherine’s abode aces effortless style

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ibiza remix

With its white walls, earthy-colured accessories and beautiful art, this Ibiza home takes chilled island life to a new level ofserene. Toachievethislook, interiordesignerCarmenStraatsma mixed the unpredictability of handmade objects with the precision of sleek designer pieces. ‘I wanted to combine some African and global influences with that super-crisp and clean white so typical of Ibiza,’ she says. Having created two homes for herself and her family on the island, Carmen was asked to repeat her brand of interiors alchemy for two good friends – a Dutch couple who work in the music business. ‘I described what I had in mind as a funky Ibicencan version of Ralph Lauren’s safari style,’ she smiles. Like many people, Carmen’s first experience of Ibiza was as a party place – but when she returned in…